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Royal Botanic Garden

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Jordan - Amman

Institution Code: JARBG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005.The RBG envisions a society where there is no longer a need for plant conservation. The Mission of the RBG is to ensure native flora conservation through ecological restoration and providing a research and demonstration site to address the environmental challenges of our times and generating hope for the future.

The RBG is located in Tal Al-Rumman, just north of Amman, overlooking King Talal Dam. The Botanic Garden covers 1,800 dunums (180 hectares), with more than 300 m of elevation change within its boundaries and a variety of soil types, allowing for the possibility of hosting a high percentage of the plant species that grow naturally in Jordan.

The RBG ethos is to practice and advocate plant diversity conservation at the whole-systems level.

Two key premises guide our work. The first is habitat-based conservation, such that we consider all biogeographic conditions, the complete watershed area, soil condition and exposure to the elements.

The second premise is that man is an integral part of the biotic whole. In contrast to many conservation approaches, the RBG does not exclude humans and livestock.

The Garden is intended to function as a giant demonstration site, showcasing sustainable water management, energy strategies, grazing, and environmentally compatible income generation. Every strategy used at the RBG should be replicable by the average Jordanian.

Our work is divided into three main components:

1. Science and Conservation
The RBG became an internationally recognized research facility for all aspects of biodiversity and conservation in arid-land environments.

2. Education and Community Development
We are raising awareness and disseminating the results of our research on Jordan’s biodiversity to the public, while encouraging nature-related projects in local communities.

3. Sustainable Living
In addition to its botanical components, the Royal Botanic Garden will be a demonstration site for sustainable land use, water harvesting practices, and eco-living.

Main Address:
Royal Botanic Garden
P.O. Box 99
Amman
11910 Jordan

Telephone: +962 6 541 3402
Fax: +962 6 541 3404
URL: http://RoyalBotanicGarden.org
Primary Email: info@royalbotanicgarden.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Tariq Abutaleb
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 2005
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 32.1333
    Longitude: 35.7333
    Annual Rainfall: 350 mm
    Altitude: 350.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4000
  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: No

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes